here at washington mill elementary school to vote, a welcome sight for virginia's republican candidate for senate, george allen. >> it's great to see driving up here we are at -- whatever it is, 6:14 in the morning, so many cars. and it looks like virginians are ready to change the direction of our country in a good direction. >>reporter: in a race this close, every vote counts. george allen continued to campaign all the way up to the voting booth, and he made sure as tempting as it might be not to cut in line. >> it took me about 30 seconds to actually vote, but it took me about an hour to get through the line. >> we just stood in line for an hour and a half to make sure we cast our vote, so that's what it means to us. >>reporter: you feel like it really counts this year. >> oh, yeah, absolutely. without a doubt. >> absolutely. >>reporter: even though you all just canceled each other out. >> yeah, well, we hope that there's more, right? >>reporter: in this race, the other deem, democrat tim kaine, he spent the morning casting his vote in richmond.